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.s.' stature across the middle east. it would not due for the obama administration to cut off all ties with the country with who it's had a long standing political and military relationship because of these political problems. >> with that said one. points secon secretary kerry isg while he is in cairo, this interm government cannot exist in perpetuity. it needs to get on with the business of constitutional reforms and establishing elections for a new democratically elected president and parliament. and it need to take on has to steps much soonerrather than later. >> let's talk about this visit to ki cairo. we didn't know about is unti une landed. >> which makes you think iraq and afghanistan. extremely dangerous places. >> what are the security concerns and the relationship between the two countries is clearly not what was. >> it certainly was telling the u.s. state department did not want to announce or confirm this was even a possibility. and that sends a diplomatic signal. it says the u.s. is very much disapproving of how the interim egyptian government has been functioning in the
and the religious rule on the other. faced with these daunting realities, the obama administration maybe in the midst of a strategic re-evaluation of our role in the region, one that is far more modest in ambition, more temp rate in expectation and use of the diplomatic, not military resources. this stands in stark contrast of the george w. bush administration to deliver a freedom agenda sometimes through the barrel of a gun that would bring democracy to a region that has known mostly misrule. that doctrine or its application proved entirely unworkable as the society's freed of their authoritarian shackles had nothing on which to build. we may be relearning this in libya as well. these setbacks and the realization that democracy building is a generational undertaking must not lead us to disengage from the region. the forces freed by the arab spring will not be contained, and i still believe they can lead hundreds of millions of people to more representative forms of government, more economic opportunity and we must hope more tranquility and peace within their borders. the united states n
for the affordable care act. she said we something we haven't heard from the obama administration. >> i want to apologize to you the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> but what about the people who want nothing to do with this website? because they already have insurance they are happy with. she continued to say americans can keep plans they like and republicans hammered her for it. >> i am aware that there are issuers are canceling their old plans and -- >> what you said about keeping your health care plan isn't true? >> no. they can keep it. >> no, they can't. they just got cancellation notices. why are you saying you can? i don't understand. >> all right. time has expired. >> that point about keeping your health care plan, that's an important one. how many times did we hear this from the president? >> if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. period. if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. period. >> but that was never the whole story. it was simply not credib
has not worked as well as it should. >> a member of the obama administration apologize for the website that has been plagued by problems since launching last month. testifying tuesday, marlin tavenner did not give many reason for website issues. she did not give specific numbers and how many people have actually signed up for insurance. those facts and figures are expected to come in another hearing, when her boss, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies later this morning. that hearing could get heated, since some republicans have been calling for her to be fired. >> i don't think anyone would deny this fact on either side of the political aisle. these past 29 days have been nothing short of a disaster. >> as republicans attack the problem-plagued website as representative of larger troubles with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> democrats fiercely defend the law and site. >> everybody needs to chill out, because it is going to work. >> we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping ex
to aljazeera america. >> for more than a month now, the obama administration has been saying how many millions of people have visited the health care website, but they have kept quiet about exactly how many have enrolled, insisting they do not have those numbers. >> new documents show the white house has a pretty good idea. >> even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems. >> the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. >> just how many people have gotten stuck or how many ever enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now. >> you have no numbers on who's enrolled? you have no idea. >> we'll have those numbers available mid november. >> white house war room notes seem to show exact enrollment numbers for the first two days were off to a slow start. the notes say by the end of the second day, only 248 people had actually enrolled nationwide. a staggering statistic, considering that the site had nearly 5 million unique visitors in the first 24 hours. the chairman of the oversight committee requested and released the war room notes.
the fix is in. the obama administration sets a deadline to get the obamacare website working again. in our cover story today.... a retailer synonymous with luxury, is accused of racial profiling. plus...we'll hear the analyst who predicts we're headed into a new era of low gas prices. and.... a critical few days ahead for tech. what one trader is seeing in the charts, that he likes. that's all ahead on today's first business! you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning! it's monday the 28th of october and i'm bill moller. angela miles is off today. in today's first look: analysts expect the technology run, should run on. the pace was set last week by amazon and microsoft. the baton is passed this week to apple and linkedin. the markets open this morning with a lot of positive energy. the dow starts trading about 120 points from its all time high. a 13 year high for the nasdac and that there is a record high for the s&p 500. for 2 weeks straight, gold closed higher. energy stocks were up friday though they posted a loss for t
that the obama administration and obama campaign could realize that the former president is a huge asset for them and perhaps they better make sure that they're working with him and communicating with him. but i think the biggest tidbit everybody is talking about is obviously this switch between hillary clinton and joe biden. but also what i want to know is what's in there about governor chris christie particularly some of the things in his background back when he was working as an sec lobbyist. and a think all of those details will be out shortly and you can no doubt bet people will be looking for clues for the potential gop frontrunner for 2016. >> the book said he did not choose chris christie because he had too many political land mines. so what might be some of the problems he faces if he chooses to run in 2016. >> what's also interesting is that the christie spokesperson put out a statement actually saying that he was very forthcoming with the romney campaign, so they actually issued a response. i think that there are going to be tons of questions everyone's vetted for 2016 as you go throug
today that the obama administration knew for years that many americans actually would not be able to keep their existing health insurance under obama care. lisa myers, who broke the story, we are going to be talking with her. the story that everybody's talking about. she'll join me next. you're watching the "closing bell" on cnbc, first in business worldwide. opportunities aren't always obvious. sometimes they just drop in. cme group can help you navigate risks and capture opportunities. we enable you to reach global markets and drive forward with broader possibilities. cme group: how the world advances. >>> welcome back. more earnings out. linkedin, over to dominic chu. >> from 4% to 5% down in the market to a flash. after the company, the world's biggest professional networking firm, said sales came in at $393 million, better than estimates, and earnings 39 cents a share, better than estimates. downside pressure applied as fourth quarter and full year sales outlooks coming in below analyst estimates. one thing that might be a positive, why the stock is getting back to flat or sl
causes and costs of the fiasco. all right. first, tonight, we now know that the obama administration is muzzling insurance companies, telling them to keep quiet about all the canceled policies and increased premiums. also, more democrats are starting to push back against the law. including senator mary landrieu who was working on a bill to allow americans to really keep their own health plans. and congressman darrell issa has subpoenaed secretary sebelius for the information regarding the botched healthcare.gov launch she so far declined to hand over voluntarily. all right. all those stories and more. on "the kudlow report" starting right now. this is just unbelievable. all right. now, we've got all this developing news here to analyze the whole story. we bring in bob lashevski. dr. scott gottlieb joins us, american enterprise resident fellow. and ovik roy, senior fellow at the manhattan institute. gentlemen, welcome. ovik, let yes just start with you. this is a quick one, but i want to get it out. darrell issa subpoenaing sebelius. she won't come clean. he's been asking for document
you, sir. >> thank you. >> obama administration officials rooting for healthcare.gov to fail. who are they and why would they root against the site. the latest is next. americans take care of business. they always have. they always will. that's why you take charge of your future. your retirement. ♪ ameriprise advisors can help you like they've helped millions of others. listening, planning, working one on one. to help you retire your way... with confidence. that's what ameriprise financial does. that's what they can do with you. ameriprise financial. more within reach. >> december 5 very important date in healthcare that the date of the final demonstration of healthcare.gov in front of white house aides where some cms staffers secretly root for the site to fail. "the washington post" reporter amy goldstein joins us. tell me on september 5th, about that time. was anyone rooting for it to fail. >> well, this was a time just about a month before the site was to open when people, at cms knew it wasn't working very well and white house officials have said they didn't know. so, there
millions tried to logon, only 248 people were said to have enrolled. the obama administration says he's numbers aren't official. in her testimony this week, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: her agency doesn't plan to issue its first report on enrollment figures until mid-november. but the first days overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey shows 80% of those polled have a negative impression of obama care implementation. just 14% say it's gone well, that the law has benefited them. but nearly one-quarter of americans say the affordable care act has caused them harm. steven portnoy, abc news, washington. >>> it's a major political headline overnight. did the president have second thoughts about joe biden. a new report claims the obama campaign thought of dumping biden for hillary clinton in the last election. bill daily says he did consider the idea. but decided it would not help the ticket. a to
is ahead for some americans who already have health insurance on the job. >> jeff: the obama administration is still struggling to fix the new healthcare web site and explain how new insurance programs work. with the vast majority of americans who already receive coverage through their employers are starting to make enrollment choices for next year, and some are seeing big changes. we're joined now by cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger. always good to see you. let's talk about the big companies first. what hangs are we seeing? >>. >> we're seeing higher premiums, not great news. we're also seeing increased costs and out of pocket expenses are going to start creeping in here. so as a result this is going to be a more expensive environment. many companies are starting to introduce something called a high deductible plan. and it's paired with a health savings account. this is kind of the way that people can limit their costs but you really have to be young and healthy to make that work for you. >> jeff: why are they doing these low cost plans, high deductible plans? >> the price of hea
few days. the obama administration announcing that the website will be down every day from 1:00 to five a.m. eastern time while it is being fixed. if you're out on the west coast, by 10 p.m. tonight you won't have access to the website for several hours. so no late night shopping for any of you on the west coast. senator kelly ayote is calling on president obama to order a timeout. the new new hampshire republican wants a bipartisan group to convene about the problems with the website and the law. there are serious concerns about obamacare's long term financial liability. early numbers from state exchanges, nearly all of those enrolled are being funneled into medicaid, not insurance plans that the system will depend upon for financeing. >> look, the system will never look unless there are five to seven million people in the private side of this exchange, not the medicaid side side. they are no near that. jenna: the architect of obamacare says he is not worried. >> we have until all the way to march 31st to get to five to seven million, we expect naturally, i don't pay attenti
. if you haven't heard yet, this is news out there from nbc. nbc is reporting that the obama administration knew millions of people could not keep their health insurance. four sources who were deeply involved in the affordable care act tell nbc news that 50% to 75% of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a cancellation letter or equivalent over the next year. that's because their existing policies don't meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. one number predicts the number could reach as high at 18% for those new people. many will experience the sticker shock. the white house is pushing back on this report. a white house press equity is tweeting that the nbc scoop, in parentheses sites normal turnover in the individual insurance market that's a, new new, b, not caused by the aca, and c, the problem aca will solve. lisa myers broke this story and will join us at 7:00 eastern with more. >> that is misleading, the response to it. because they were going to grandfather initially people that were in certain plans and then the rules w
dominating the discussions today in a heated hearing lawmakers grilled a key obama administration official over the troubled health insurance exchange website. mike will have more on that in just a moment, congress also had some tough questions for the nation's intelligence leaders. about the nsa spying controversy, and they made one thing very clear. >> what we with do not do is spy unlawfully on americans or spy indiscriminantly on the citizens of any country. >> let's turn now to randall pinkston, he is live for us, give us more details. more of the flavor of that hearing today. >> well, tony, rather than a grilling i'd have to say you would describe the appearance today by the top intelligence officials before the house committee as a love fest. the committee members defended their work, and complimented the work they had done in gathering intelligence, not only here in america but also abroad. the national director and the nsa director general keith alexandar focused on something called section 215, the information collection process that allows the scooping up of meta data, the phone
a member of the barack obama administration apologised for the repeated problems with the website. mike viqueira has that story. >> at first they blamed unexpected volume, calling it a sign of public enthusiasm. four weeks into launch the website offered this. >> to the million of americans choosing to use healthcare.gov. i want to apologise that the website didn't work as well as it should have. >> it didn't do enough for the republicans. >> the problem with obamacare is not just the website, but the law. i've heard from hundreds of my constituents who are seeing premiums rise, policies cancelled - many, again, are losing their plans. >> after the failed strategy to kill the law by shutting down the government - split the party in two. republicans are now unified in attacking problems on the website which, when functioning, is meant to help million obtain insurance under obamacare. >> i don't think anyone would deny the fact on either side of the political aisle. the past 29 days have been a disaster. >> when pressed marilyn tavenner refused to say how many were able to get insurance t
has been cooperating - first, with the bush administration, now with the obama administration on this drone strike program. certainly it's been the obama administration that has increased the frequency of the attacks, some would argue, out of a sense that the pakistanis have not done enough to crackdown on taliban in al qaeda activity within its borders. there was a front page story in the wopt out -- "the washington post" outlining in detail not just how much access the pakistanie government gave to washington, but they would get a top level intelligence briefing about the targets and strategies used in deciding when to launch the attacks. it's worth keeping note that pakistani citizens do not like the drone attacks. it's not surprising you'd see a vociferous objection from the highest levels in the islamabad government. they have to find a way to placate their citizens. >> if it's killing a person terrorizing so many pakistanis, why this call for accountability? >> you have to remember nawaz sharif, who used to be the prime minister has recently been elected as prime ministe
of the obama administration's handling of the region, the last measure of american foreign policy should be how it is received by the house. if there were a price for most irresponsible foreign policy, it would be surely be awarded to saudi arabia. it is the nation most responsible for the rise of islamic radicalism and militancy across the world. over the past four decades, the kingdoms immense oil wealth has been used to underwrite the export of an extreme intolerant and violent version of islam. go anywhere in the world from germany to indonesia and you will find islamic centers flush with saudi money spouting intolerance and hate. a top treasury official said -- >> if i could snap my fingers and cut off funding from one country, it would be saudi arabia. >> hillary clinton confirmed that saudi arabia remained a critical financial base for terrorism. she also said that there was only limited action to stop flow of funds from taliban and other such terrorists groups. saudi arabia was one of three countries in the world to recognize and support the taliban-led government in afghanistan until t
millions of americans phone record. >>> the obama administration is granting a six-week extension to americans who want to sign. for obama care coverage. the new deadline is march 13st and extended because the website has a number of problems. we are told the website is back up and running now. >>> when it comes to terrorism the future looks frightening. cnn obtaining a sobering new report that reveals casualty and attacks are on the rise. as chris lawrence reports, there is no end in sight to that troubling trend. >> reporter: it's not your imagination. terrorists are launching more attacks like this deadly assault on a nairobi mall. and it's likely the world will see even more violence next year. cnn obtained exclusive access to an upcoming report from stark, a group that tracks terrorism around the world. it found there were 69% more terrorist attacks in 2012 than the year before. there was an 89% jump in deaths and with well over 5,000 attacks through june of this year, the future looks even deadlier. >> i expect we will see that reflected in even more violence in 2013 and eac
. good morning. >> good morning and happy friday. >> indeed. a month ago today the obama administration launched healthcare.gov. this morning we know how few americans were able to sign up for coverage at the start. >> as cbs news first reported last night, there were only six health insurance enrollments on october 1st nationwide according to government documents turned over to congress. jan crawford has done reporting on the story and joins us. >> good morning. six people, six enrollments on day and that number by the end of day two is 248 across the country. this time last month, i was in maryland. they had 40 appointments scheduled on day one and all the people so excited to sign up. at that clinic they were not able to sign up a single person. the promise of obama care for many was about the reality. >> this means a lot to me to be able to actually sign up for health care. >> the excitement quickly turned to frustration and it became clear the problem was widespread. no one could find anyone who signed up. "the washington post" listed it as an imaginary unicorn
. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. connell: obama administration teaming up with business leaders to track foreign investments here to the united states. dagen: peter barnes in washington, d.c., with much more. peter: hey, dagen and connell. demonstration is bringing out the big guns this event. president obama will be speaking at this group later today. 1200 participants including more than 630 foreign companies from nearly 60 markets represented. herb as additives from nearly all the states here to try and pitch foreign companies to come to the united states facilities to create jobs. one of the big hitters with me now is francisco sanchez, he runs international trade administration for the commerce department. thank you for joining foss business. there is a new initiative in menstruation not today. one stop shopping. what's that about? >> this is about t making easier to attract foreign investment. the united states has historically been a great place to bring foreign investment and we've done very well as a country. but the competition has been fierce. anything we can
:30. coming up - the accusations that some abandoned at a bay areathen. the obama administration is facing serious problems on two different fronts. [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? >> now at 5:30. the owners of a nursing home in castro valley, say they'll fight to re-open. a criminal investigation continues into how a dozen patients were abandoned by their caregivers. for several days. those residents - some of them bedridden or in wheelchairs - are safe tonight.either with family or at local hospitals after being evacuated saturday. kron4's maureen kelly says the facility where they were living has a long history of problems. >> reporter: yellow crime scene tape still blocks the driveway at the valley manor community care home.the residential care home was in the process of being shut down by the state.the operators.hermin
to the israeli strike. tennessee's bob corker said the obama administration broke its promise. >> do you feel good with our country is going for the opposition right now? >> there isn't a person on my team who doesn't feel frustrated frustrated by it. >> ford said they were anguished. he argued the u.s. is helping and pointed to a group of ten toyota pickup trucks to the rebels. senator john mccain -- >> trucks truck loads as planeloads and planeloads arrive. we're proud we gave them trucks. >> a human rights group reported thursday that the death toll reach 120,000 people. >> can i say that our efforts to creates a political solution or to contain the civil war are a success? no. >> secretary kerry travels there next week. is h going to try. >> speaking of that what is he saying to our allies about nsa spying? >> well secretary kerry spoke to london audience yesterday via teleconference and said listen surveillance has gone too far and blamed tech knoll igy for being on auto pilot. he said hello and the senator discovered the spying after the attack. kerry, of course, i
. happy friday. >> one month ago the obama administration launched healthcare.gov. this morning we know exactly how few americans were able to sign up for coverage at the start. >> as cbs news' sharyl attkisson repo reports. jan crawford report reports. good morning. >> that number shot up to 248. again, that's across the country. now, this time last month i was in a clinic in maryland. they had 40 appointments scheduled on day one, all these people so excited to sign up. but at that clinic they weren't able to sign up a single person. a month ago the promise of obama care for many was about to be reality. >> this really means a lot to me to be able to actually sign up for health care. >> but the excitement quickly turned to frustration and it became clear the problem was widespread. no one could find anyone who had signed up. the "washington post" illustrated the illusive enroll lee as an imaginary unicorn. the white house went from disputing there was a problem to full damage control, even giving reporters names of people enrolled. in fact, that's how we found paul in salt lake city.
the nation's trouble plagued healthcare website and as susan mcginnis reports, a top obama administration officials faces tough questions. >> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in the hot seat today testifying in front of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: marilyn taviner, the head of cms, says fixes
review of u s surveillance program. senior obama administration official told reuters. the last few weeks present obama decided to put an end to spying on the un headquarters in new york. us officials said the president also halted spying on the world bank and international monetary fund even though it had never been revealed that such spying was going on. this could be the first in a series of denials been on the accusations coming from the white house and trezeguet in front of the next series of nsa weeks the movie chapel hill where yesterday the senate intelligence committee. move legislation for to addressing the recent nsa revelations the chairwoman of the committee senator dianne feinstein a year or so and as a supporter. however the legislation known as the pies the improvements are saying she believes the reforms in the bill are quote prudence responsible and people. critics of the bill say it falls well short of meaningful reform and they say that actually gives the nsa more legal protections to conduct its full collection of mutation records under section two fifteen of the page
. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the obama administration facing more questions on the glitches of the government's health care website. we'll go to capitol hill. >>> plus, the hot sauce sriracha is sweeping the nation, but the company behind the sauce is feeling the heat. >>> and actor will arnett will be in the studio to tell us all about his new sitcom, "the millers." >>> one final note. congratulations to our own bob schieffer. the host of cbs's "face the nation" was presented with the walter cronkite award for excellence in journalism by the university of arizona tuesday. it recognizies leading journalists, and that he is. >> that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. i'm anne-marie green. thanks for watching. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com and i'm frank mallicoat time is 4- >>> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. >>> good morning, it's wednesday, october 30. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30 on your "hump day" and we're going to get you out the door with traffic and weather
. >> reporter: this morning, new promises from the obama administration, which is hard at work trying to fix that frustrating health care website. the president speaking in massachusetts, defended the affordable care act. >> i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. and we are going to see it through. >> reporter: holly ferris is one of the millions of americans to visit healthcare.gov since its october 1st launch. after waiting 4 1/2 hours, she successfully enrolled. >> it can be done, yes. >> you're here to prove it. >> i'm living proof. but i'm a sort of stubborn person. >> reporter: but holly's experience is not the norm. many who logon are greeted with error messages and delays. on capitol hill, the woman who manages obama care, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, got grilled. >> sadly, here we are, now, five weeks into enrollment. and the news seems to get worse every day. >> we're working day and night and will continue until it's fixed. >> reporter: sebelius promises that the health care marketplace will be fully functional by the end of novemb
the house force the obama administration to release updated numbers? >> well, i think that the administration has said all along they'll do a month's worth of data at a time. i think the important thing here, alex, is to understand that when we rolled out medicare part d when massachusetts did its health care, universal health care system, they had similar delays. there were peaks that april came well into the open enrollment and certainly part did was not without its bugs in the system. the idea is not to point a finger of blame but extend a hand of help on behalf of congress. let's get together and get this thing running. people want to embrace the benefits of the act. i hear it more and more. look, i've been asked to vote 46, 47 times over to repeal the affordable care act by the republican majority in our house. they have wanted to destroy this opportunity for our americans to have health care benefits since its inception. and it's time to really get to work and get the system running. >> representative tomko, is there an educated guess as to what the numbers may b
around to it now, but he's not associating them with the obama administration or democrats. was that a complement? i just call them as i see them out there. not in anyone's pocket, and i have no vested interest in capitol hill or the white house. this has not been a black and white market. it is one that has been largely controlled by the federal reserve. ben bernanke was a republican appointee. this has since self removed from partisanship. somewhat removed from partisanship. tea partyat's why the is such a change in the republican. bernanke certainly would not appointee. tea party you talk about apple and google being left out of the dow jones industrial average. this comment probably applies to google more than apple. arguably in extremely new business for which there is no track record that exists beyond 20 years, which is a very very short time. things such as the nsa penetration of google and facebook could dramatically impact apple stock -- i'm sorry, google stock. inould be very interested your comment as to whether you think it will impact apple anywhere nearly as
on to this new book that is out, called double down, this washington tell-all and it claims the obama administration toyed with the idea of swapping out joe biden with hillary clinton for vice president. what have you heard, is there any truth to this? what has the reaction been from the white house? >> during the election last year, this was certainly rumored. maybe more among pundits than it was from the campaign staff. but i think when you looked at how the president was, if you recall, there were moments where he certainly seemed to have lost some of the momentum of 2008, there was talk about how can we revive the excitement around his campaign. so it may have been discussed it. looks like the higher level folks are disagreeing over how seriously it was discussed. david plouffe was saying this is not something that we took to the president at all. bill daley certainly said it was tested. i think they were probably looking at all options, but probably was not that serious. they certainly stuck with joe biden and seemed to work fine. >> david, have a great monday. >>> and coming up,
the clinton, bush, and obama administrations at a conference hosted by the university of chicago. here's a look at that. >> at the beginning of 2009 there's a sense of a missed opportunity, right? opportunity is taken and fiscal stimulus was needed. i just wonder if a different kind of stiplous with some of the changes larry hinted at, dropping some high-speed rail and energy and all that, might have gotten bipartisan support. right? i know today people, no republicans will oppose anything president obama suggests but you know, back at beginning of 09, many were really hoping the guy would bring us together and it didn't happen. i'm not blaming one side or the other. there is going to be fault on both sides but to me the question is a different set of choices have brought the country together in a way that didn't happen? >> you know i've been critical of some of the more classically democratic parts of the recovery program but i was there, you know. the senate minority leader said that the basic purpose of his mine for the leadership was to make sure that the president was not reelecte
and that contrasted with the obama administration's reports of more than 6 million unique -- that's a big -- >> i understand why they don't want to give out the numbers. >> the health and human services department has said it won't release enrollment figures until mid november. >> they're probably better off that way. >> that's what sebelius said. >> mid november, i'd do -- >> jan 1? >> yeah. mid 2015 and see what happens. >>> we have other news, president obama has reportly ordered the nsa to stop eavesdropping on joe kernen. no, stop eaves dropping on the headquarters of the imf and world bank. the order is said to be the latest move, of course, by the white house to demonstrate its willingness to curb at least some surveillance in the wake of weeks by former nsa contractor edward snowden. >>> a number of comments about janet yellen starting to come from the senate. richard shelby says he would oppose efforts to block her nomination with a filibuster unless some disturbing disclosure emerge. his comments come after senator rand paul said he instead to withhold her nomination. and senator lindsa
to be quiet. this is typical from the obama administration. isn't that the chicago way? dare to criticize the president, you will be smeared, slandered, attacked. thugs from the windy city? here's reaction. fox news legal analyst peter johnson, jr., richard fowler and, yes, she's back, co-host of "the five," kimberly guilfoyle. >> thanks, sean. >> the white house literally are calling them if they dare to speak out publically. the insurance companies are reacting by being intimidated. >> we are hearing the truth. you had a feeling this was going on. we have seen it when the white house, administration doesn't get their way or they are criticized for problems in policies or failure to launch in this situation. to me, this is what they do. it is the chicago way. there will be reckoning, retribution and revenge. >> why would the white house call an insurance company, richard? why do that except to silence them, intimidate, bully them? >> i think the insurance companies here are communicating to their enrollees and not correctly. the white house is saying, listen, you are saying the plans are
different than in terms of president george w. bush. >> the obama administration spied on at least 35 foreign governments according to "the wall street journal". they did not deny the spying. the white house said all spying tactics are under review. some have already been canceled like surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. it has infuriated he and severely damaged u.s. relations. a prominent newspaper said obama had known of the spying since 2010. he was informed personally that year. the administration denied that confrontation took place. the mess in europe is now spilling into some corners of congress. >> they don't believe ever listening to the head of state of an ally is appropriate. i would hope the president is as upset as all of us are in congress. >> reporter: some lawmakers say europe needs to grow up. >> if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they would be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing. >> reporter: the white house promised merkel the surveillance canada. others want the same rules. >> senior correspondent
of the affordable care act. >> so the obama administration taking the line that the insurers are making the decision to offer new plans, not to continue to offer grandfathered plans to the insurers, they will tell you the industry association, ahip, says they're offering plans now that comply with aca. so those are the new plans they need to offer now. carl? >> still no -- still no empirical numbers from her, bertha, on enrollment data. >> no, she was very much pressing -- camp was very much pressing that at the beginning, you're getting the numbers of people who are enrolled. can you give us anything about the demographics of the numbers? how many are young? how many of the 700,000 that you claim at this point have gotten through the application process are actually medicaid enrollment, not actually people who are buying plans? and she said that that information will not be available until mid-november. >> bertha, in the meantime, we know the deadline the obama administration has now said is apparently the end of november to get the site up and working. what are the practical implications, if any,
reports say members of the obama administration knew some americans could not keep their current health care plan as president obama promised repeatedly. rich edson live from capitol hill with the latest. >> the primary question was how many folks have successfully gotten to the application process on healthcare.gov and then rolled in health insurance. they consulted with health and human services, a white house and they decided they are not going to release any of those figures until mid november. there was also the question in the president's statement from when the health care goes to legislative process saying if you like your health insurance plan you could keep your plan. there were questions today whether or not the administration has kept the promise. >> i am aware there are issuers in state who are canceling their own plans at grandfathered in and going with new plans. >> concerned about keeping your health care plan isn't true? >> they could keep it. >> they can't keep it. they just got cancellation notices. the president says you can't keep it. why you saying you can? i don't
enrolled. the obama administration says these numbers aren't official. in her testimony this week, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: they don't plan to issue them until mid november. the first month now in the books was overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey released this morning from the kaiser family foundation reports that 80% of those polled have a negative impression of obama care implementation. 14% say it has gone well and the law benefitted them. nearly a quarter of americans say the affordable care act has caused them harm. many cite higher costs. abc news, washington. >>> all right. another bombshell from washington. the report the obama campaign considered switching joe biden for hillary clinton in the last election. top presidential aides deny this report but bill daly said he considered making a change. ultimately decided it would not help the ticket. >>> the new york city police depar
be the case. >> not true. >> it's bad pr for the obama administration. unfortunately that is how they sold healthcare reform. i think a lot of people would agree that the administration didn't do a good job selling it. the fact remains that insurance companies discontinue plans all the time. >> they did it before healthcare reform and they are doing it more now because a lot of plans wouldn't qualify under the new protections that everybody is pieced to have. the concept of canceling insurance and raising premiums and discontinuing policies is not nothing new. that is one of the argument being made. this is what the president had too say today. >> now if you had one of these sub standard planks before the affordable care ablghtd became law and you really like that plan, you are able to keep it. that is what i said. when i was running for office. that was part of the promise we made. if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these sub standard plans, what we said under the law is that you have to replace them with quality comprehensive coverage. so if you are getting one of these lergs, ju
that is the way of conservative reform. the fact that the obama administration has not been able to make the exchanges work is more damaging to long-term prospects for a truly marketing or competitive system. >> how do you see this coming out? >> i'm pessimistic that november 30th will be the date when things are fixed. they picked the date because they know if people can't sign up for coverage on jan 1, a lot of people will be uninsured for several months. a lot of people are more worried about the short-term political fix, they knew the system was not ready a week before 1 october. they hadn't tested it. they launched it knowing it wasn't ready. that is the most concerning thing. >> the country needs answers. >> new york is about to become the first major city in the united states to raise the spoking age to 21. the city council passed a bill meaning anyone younger will not be able to buy tobacco products. >> cigarettes, sigars, tobacco will be off limits to anyone under 21. >> i'm a smoker. i think it may be a good idea. i started smoking young. if i started at 21 - i don't think i wo
" as the flawed rollout of the affordable care act place the obama administration, george stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with white house senior advisor dan phifer. along with the issues surrounding healthcare.gov, phifer will also discuss the continued fallout over the lateddest revelations of nsa spying. you can catch it right here on abc7 at 8:00. >>> more than a year after 17-year-old trayvon martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman, the city where it happened, sanford, florida, is rolling out a revamped neighborhood watch program. the sanford police department will outline the changes tuesday during a community meeting. revisions include restricting volunteers from carrying firearms, and from pursuing suspects. zimmerman was acquitted of a second degree murder charge back in july. >>> the cal palace in daly city is expected to be packed again today with people attending one of the country's biggest gun shows. it's sponsored by the crossroads of the west. organizers say they do everything by the book and gun owners appreciate it. >> they won't even let me get a
of the affordable care act place the obama administration, george stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with white house senior advisor dan phifer. along with the issues surrounding healthcare.gov, fiveler also discuss the continued fallout over the latest implications of nsa spying. you can catch it right here on abc7 at 8:00. >>> more than a year after 17-year-old trayvon martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman, the city where it happened, samford, florida, is rolling out a revamped neighborhood watch program. the samford police department will outline the changes tuesday during a community meeting. revisions include restricting volunteers from carrying firearms, and from pursuing suspects. as you know, zimmerman was acquitted of a second degree murder charge back in july. >>> the cal palace in daly city is expected to be packed again today with people attending one of the country's biggest gun shows. it's sponsored by the crossroads of the west. organizers say they do everything by the book and gun owners appreciate it. >> they won't even let me get a 30 round for my
through benghazi to be interviewed separate and apart from the obama administration to find out what hped before, during and after. >> so graham's actions would affect the new fed chair nominee. the nominee to leave the department of homeland security. and is lindsay gram making smart use to hold up the political nomination or is this grand standing? >> it is not political grand standing. i know lindhy graham very well, and it is not his profile to do this kind of political grand standing. he was a member of the 8 on immigration. he refused to be part of the back-up choir for ted cruz on the government shutdown. along with john mccain pushed a member of his own party, george w. bush, very hard on guantanamo. you consider seen consistency when it comes to oversight issues and military abuses. i think what he is asking for is not that unreasonable. and he's been asking for this for over a year. give us access to the people who were there. who are the survivors. give oversight committees, the appropriate committees, access to these folks. they've been denied access and there's very little, s
keep rolling at the world and at the obama administration. i'm surprised there has not been more push back. it triggered a response by major nations. france, germ knowy and britain which has been our partner in a lot of surveillances saying it will work can europeans. we will come out with new rules that the nsa will have to live with. they will be more limited and the question will have to sort out that does that put the country at greater risk of the attack and does it take away any weapons important in defending the united states and allies as we go to greater protections of civil liberties. >> does anyone believe they would tap the phone of one of america's important allies. the cell phone of a world leader like angela merkel? does anybody believe the president would be kept in the dark? >> i believe there is such mass as david was saying. >> no, no. it's one thing if you -- >> i do not think the president was tapping. >> you don't think the president knew that angela merkel's cell phone -- >> i don't believe it. >> which is worse? >> that's terrible, yeah. >> if the president doe
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